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In many countries, education for girls is still just a dream. In Sierra Leone, all children are legally required to attend primary and secondary school. However, the shortage of schools, teachers and basic educational tools make the implementation of the law close to impossible.  An enhanced education, teaching essential computer skills and giving access to computers will broaden the horizons and prepare Sierra Leone’s youth for today’s computer-driven society. One of the micro-projects on Give for Youth will help 15 girls get access to 80 hours of computer training.

Girls remain woefully outnumbered in African schools.  Facilities and modern learning resources are spare due to lack of funding. This project will help give adequate priority to the education of girls, giving them the computer training that will equip them for essential job-related skills. 

A total of $480 is needed for Develop Africa, the nonprofit sponsor, to provide training for these 15 girls. If you donate today, your gift of education will be matched by Microsoft at 50 percent. Microsoft will donate 50 cents on every dollar, up to a total of $100,000, now through April 16th. Certain restrictions apply.

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Check out the leaderboard to see all the organizations helping young people around the world that you can donate to on Give for Youth and receive a donation match from Microsoft.